Presented by Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra
Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.
Lecture begins at 7:00 PM
When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. For many of them, they were “doing what needed to be done.” American Dunkirk shows how people, many of whom were volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in various improvised and spontaneous ways. James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf explore how people pull together to respond to and recover from catastrophic events.RSVP Here
James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf are professors at the University of Delaware and directors of the Disaster Research Center.